Ankur Warikoo is a serial entrepreneur, a bestselling author, an online educator and a content creator.
Ankur Warikoo is an Internet Entrepreneur based out of India and is one of India’s top content creators. He is also a bestselling author and conducts courses online as an educator. In his spare time, warikoo loves to mentor entrepreneurs and act as an angel-investor.
Presently, warikoo splits his time as a content creator (where he engages a community of 5Mn+ followers across YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook), an online educator (where he conducts courses on entrepreneurship, career management and personal growth. Over 150,000+ students have attended his courses so far.) and as a mentor/investor to startups (where he loves spending time with first-time entrepreneurs hoping he can help them not make the same mistakes he made when he started up)
He is also a bestselling author. His first book “DO EPIC SHIT” released in 2021 and hit #1 in India on the Nielsen bestsellers list.
Previously, warikoo founded nearbuy.com, India’s No.1 Lifestyle App. He was its CEO from its inception in 2015 until 2019. Prior to that, Ankur was the founding CEO of Groupon’s India business in 2011 and acted as the Country CEO from 2011-15, and Head of Groupon APAC from 2013-15.
In 2008 he co-founded his first startup - Accentium Web along with 2 other batch-mates from ISB that ran websites such as Gaadi.com, Secondshaadi.com amongst others.
Thereafter, Ankur launched Rocket Internet’s India business and was part of the founding team of Jabong.com.
Before becoming an entrepreneur, Ankur was a Management Consultant with Kearney for 3 years. He worked in Delhi, Dubai and New York during this time.
Warikoo holds an MBA degree from the Indian School of Business (Class of 2006) where he was awarded the Young Leader Award. He also has an MS degree in Physics from Michigan State University (where he dropped out of the PhD program) and a BS degree in Physics from Hindu College, Delhi University.
Ankur was part of Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 List for India, LinkedIn India’s Top Voices for 2018, 2019 and 2020, LinkedIn India’s Spotlight List, India’s Top Executives under 40 by Business Today.